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Forum: Products, Promotions & Websites 12th January 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 2,250
Posted By Honest Al
Ozgur, Do you have a web link with the...

Ozgur,

Do you have a web link with the tournament and casino information?
Forum: Industry Press Releases 28th November 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 6,369
Posted By Honest Al
Ian, Not your fault Ian. But it is worrying...

Ian,

Not your fault Ian. But it is worrying that noboby at either London Clubs or Empica bother to check what they are sending out. Somebody must get paid to do this! (You would think)
Forum: Industry Press Releases 28th November 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 6,369
Posted By Honest Al
Quick observation: The name change from...

Quick observation:

The name change from "Harrah's Entertainment Inc." to "Caesars Entertainment Corporation" was made official on November 23, 2010.

Why do the Alea & their PR people (Empica...
Forum: Gambling & Casino History 10th February 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 88,039
Posted By Honest Al
Re The White Elephant Club

The White Elephant Club was located at the current site of Aspinalls Casino at 27 or 28 Curzon Street.

http://www.aspinalls.com/club/clermont-club.asp
Forum: Gambling & Casino History 31st January 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 11,581
Posted By Honest Al
The Village Casino license was indeed transferred...

The Village Casino license was indeed transferred to The Gloucester Casino. The Casino had only four gaming tables, I believe, and The Cromwell Mint only had six tables when I was there in 1976.
...
Forum: Gambling & Casino History 31st January 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 11,581
Posted By Honest Al
Here's an interesting link for period 1978-1983...

Here's an interesting link for period 1978-1983 re London casinos:

http://www.competition-commission.org.uk/rep_pub/reports/1983/fulltext/174c03.pdf
Forum: The Jokers Wild 19th February 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 5,280
Posted By Honest Al
steveyb, I affraid you are wrong - the...

steveyb,

I affraid you are wrong - the answer is NOT 30, even without the brackets.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_operations

If 80% of the teachers are wrong, what percentage of...
Forum: The Jokers Wild 18th February 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 5,280
Posted By Honest Al
How good is your maths?

From this week's Sunday Times;

"Primary school maths teachers are failing to attain the standard of arithmetic expected of 11-year olds, new research has claimed".

They went on to ask a few...
Forum: Table Games 30th December 2009
Replies: 29
Views: 13,971
Posted By Honest Al
Madmike, Your 12-piece flat bet might be...

Madmike,

Your 12-piece flat bet might be faster to place and easier to understand for all concerned. But could you run the game 3 times faster to catch up with the 40-piece maximum bet? You are...
Forum: Table Games 26th September 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 12,803
Posted By Honest Al
MGM in Macau operate with a house edge of just...

MGM in Macau operate with a house edge of just 0.08% for basic strategy players (see http://www.wizardofmacau.com/games/blackjack.html), so if you have an edge then this is the place to play!
...
Forum: Table Games 26th August 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 2,899
Posted By Honest Al
Loutraki Limits

I have made a few enquiries and the highest limit roulette game that I have found so far is in Loutraki with 1000 Euro straight-up maximums. Are there any other casinos in Europe (excluding the UK)...
Forum: Table Games 17th August 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 2,899
Posted By Honest Al
High Limit Roulette

I just received an enquiry from a potentially huge player who is looking for a high limit roulette game in Europe (excluding UK). Since Russia & the Ukraine have closed where has all the high-end...
Forum: The Business - General Casino Op's 26th July 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 3,809
Posted By Honest Al
See...

See http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/WorkingHoursAndTimeOff/DG_10029451

Employees are entitled to at least 11 hours between shifts.
Forum: The Business - General Casino Op's 19th April 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,763
Posted By Honest Al
Win Margin

The win margin varies depending on the bets. Just had a quick look and the 5/1 shots are paying 9/2, the 14/1 shots are paying 13/1, and the 2/1 shots are paying 9/5.

The casino hold should be...
Forum: Products, Promotions & Websites 9th March 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 4,386
Posted By Honest Al
Redcarded, Ethical - maybe not. Within the...

Redcarded,

Ethical - maybe not.
Within the rules of the forum - yes.
Within UK rules - yes.

I would not encourage non-smokers to smoke or non-gamblers to gamble. But if players want to gamble...
Forum: Products, Promotions & Websites 8th March 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 4,386
Posted By Honest Al
UK-based Junket Players Wanted

Casino Tours Abroad are seeking new players for our organised junkets to Croatia, Malta, Lithuania etc. If you know any players who may be interested, or if you are a player, please do not hesitate...
Forum: Table Games 4th March 2009
Replies: 77
Views: 35,735
Posted By Honest Al
Gambling Commission Reply

I received a phone call today from the GC and they have come to the conclusion that keeping cards out of the shuffle is OK - that's official.

There are no official rules so it is up to every...
Forum: Table Games 12th February 2009
Replies: 77
Views: 35,735
Posted By Honest Al
The Gambling Commission are on the case:

Just received a phone call from the GC and they will report back next week. The gentleman I spoke to was going to pop into his local Grosvenor or Stanley's to check up on the proceedures.


I...
Forum: Table Games 8th February 2009
Replies: 77
Views: 35,735
Posted By Honest Al
As the Gambling Commission can't be bothered to...

As the Gambling Commission can't be bothered to give a proper reply then I will call it a day with the original enquiry. I am not bothered about playing in the UK anyway - better off sticking to...
Forum: The Business - General Casino Op's 6th February 2009
Replies: 128
Views: 67,549
Posted By Honest Al
Patsy, I will answer your question intended...

Patsy,

I will answer your question intended for Skyvision: The Varian Casino was totally over-staffed for 5 days a week and we only had one day off very 14 days. We also worked one double shift...
Forum: The Business - General Casino Op's 3rd February 2009
Replies: 128
Views: 67,549
Posted By Honest Al
Skyvision, Do I know you? I was at the...

Skyvision,

Do I know you? I was at the Varian from January 78 - August 78. That's where I got my name, 'Honest Al' (staff bookmaker!).
Forum: Table Games 2nd February 2009
Replies: 77
Views: 35,735
Posted By Honest Al
Reply from Gambling Commission

Not very helpful (yet). Reply read as follows:

"All casinos are required to abide by the Licence Conditions and Code of
Practise and these can found on the Commission's website at...
Forum: Table Games 2nd February 2009
Replies: 77
Views: 35,735
Posted By Honest Al
How many of you would play in a poker game where...

How many of you would play in a poker game where a dealer decides for whatever reason to leave a clump of cards out of every shuffle? There is no advantage to anyone involved, but all the same you...
Forum: Table Games 31st January 2009
Replies: 77
Views: 35,735
Posted By Honest Al
Back to the original question; Is it legal to...

Back to the original question; Is it legal to leave cards in the discard box?

In my opinion every hand from a CSM should be treated the same as the first hand from a new shoe. At the start of a...
Forum: Table Games 22nd January 2009
Replies: 77
Views: 35,735
Posted By Honest Al
Saintpeter, It's the way the cards are fed...

Saintpeter,

It's the way the cards are fed back into the shuffler that annoys me. The dealers 'drip-feed' the machine so the cards at the bottom of the discard tray remain there. If the dealer has...
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